About Panguipulli LakeThe attractive area of 117 square kilometers, has beautiful turquoise waters suitable for sports and recreation. Its beaches are preferred by visitors to the area, and stand out for the fine sand that can be found in Choshuenco and Chueque. The depth of the lake is 268 meters, transparent waters that are inserted in the middle of a landscape of impressive heights above one thousand meters like the Villarrica Volcano.
Panguipulli: Spirit of Cougars
We leave through Lanco, 46 kilometers towards the mountain range towards Panquipulli, a territory that was occupied by the Mapuche people. Today it has become a tourist and commercial center, a meeting point for national and international tourists who cross the neighboring country through Lake Pirihueico. Among its attractions is the church of two towers of Panguipulli, which was built by the Capuchins in 1947. If you are thinking of a trip through Panguipulli and its Seven Lakes, this is the starting point of this scenic route.
Coñaripe: Warrior's Path
On the shores of Lake Calafquén, this timber town is born and surrounded by Mapuche communities. Due to its long beaches, it has become a popular tourist resort in the summer months.
In winter, autumn and spring, the thermal season opens, with its hot waters that sprout naturally from the earth, with healing and relaxing properties. This is accompanied by trekking excursions to its surroundings, being the Villarrica National Park one of its attractions most chosen by tourists. A small town whose wooden houses house the sweetest people in southern Chile. And not precisely for their homemade jams, but for their kindness and hospitality that they look forward to the arrival of tourists.
The secret is the thermal route that exists between Coñaripe and Liquiñe, one of Panguipulli's natural treasures and its Seven Lakes. There are 45 hot springs in total, among which the Trafipán Hot Springs, Liquiñe River, Punalaf, Rayenco, Carranco, the Geometric Hot Springs, Manquecura, just to name a few.
This is not everything! From Liquiñe you can do outdoor excursions and adventure tourism. For those seeking a local experiential, wood art led Liquiñe to be declared a World Craft City by the World Crafts Council in 2018. On the shores of Lake Panguipulli, the Choshuenco people were born in a corner of the Valdivian jungle. Its first inhabitants were from the Mapuche people and later the settlers, who motivated by the exploitation of the wood decided to stay forever in this place.
From this point of Panguipulli and its Seven Lakes, you can go rafting on the Fuy River, floating on the Enco River, trekking and hiking in the Mocho Choshuenco National Reserve at any time of the year, where it is possible to witness the immensity of the Valdivian jungle , its rivers and waterfalls of water and millenary ice in winter. We could say that Neltume is the strategic point to know the best places of Seven Lakes, since it is a few kilometers from the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Puerto Fuy Choshuenco and the untamed Neltume Lake.
It concentrates most of the tourism of this scenic route, with outdoor excursions for all tastes, with cultural and ethnotourism tours to get to know the life of the local communities and the Mapuche people. Trails to witness the flora and fauna that is in a state of conservation and protection. Jumps and waterfalls, presence of wetlands and trees of the purest species of the Valdivian forest. If you like history, in the town of Neltume there is the Memory Museum that recalls the logging past of so many inhabitants that left part of their legacy in these lands of the Los Ríos Region.
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- Off The Beaten Path
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- A View To Die For
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